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Module 1 - Physical Acoustics

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Acoustics

You will find that common everyday words have a different meaning when used in science. These words or concepts will help you to describe and calculate what is happening.

To successfully complete this chapter you should...

  • Read chapter 1 in your text book (pages 3 - 16).
  • Carefully study the important concepts.
  • Know how to covert between metric and US units of measure.
  • Read through the introductory material below.

If you have had a high school or college level physics class then the information contained in this chapter will be for the most part review. You should carefully read the chapter, study the important concepts, and know how to use the formulas.

Important Concepts

Position
Distance
Speed
Velocity
Acceleration
Gravity
Force
Mass
Weight
Pressure
Work
Potential Energy
Kinetic Energy
Power

Animations

Constant Speed ( SWF )
Changing Speed ( SWF )
Gravity ( SWF )
Trajectory ( SWF )
Newton's Laws ( SWF )
Vibratory Motion ( SWF )
Energy ( SWF )
Work ( SWF )
Power ( SWF )

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, January 25). Module 1 - Physical Acoustics. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Electrical_and_Computer_Engineering/Science_of_Sound/Module_1_-_Physical_Acoustics_4.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License